WAGO’s new 8-Channel Analog Output Module offers connection with 2-wire sensors in compact 12mm housing. At an extremely competitive price, this new module offers eight individually configurable channels (0 V to 10 V or -10 V to 10 V), high speed conversions (1.25 ms per channel), and very narrow margins of error (less than 0.1%
The New POWER CAGE CLAMP® is now available for up to 350 kcmil conductors and offers direct panel mounting, expanding application options. This versatile version still provides all of the original WAGO design advantages, such as being maintenance-free, vibration-proof, and enabling fast, hands-free wiring. Unique to WAGO, separate side entry jumper slots leave wire entry-way
Thursday, October 27, 2016 11:30am EST/8:30am PST The IEEE 802 standards group has added new capabilities to the Ethernet standard that allow regular IT traffic to converge with time-sensitive control traffic. In this webinar, we will explore the new capabilities of the Ethernet infrastructure that support time synchronization, low-latency communications, and high-network reliability.
Burkert’s new micro dosing unit Type 7615 – a high-precision diaphragm pump for exact dosing of liquids in the µl range – is the fluid technology specialist’s latest addition to its product portfolio for analytical, bio-medical and medical applications. The micro dosing unit, comprising of three valves, doses 5 µl in one stroke with a
In this issue: 36 BEARINGS Technical update on ROTARY BEARINGS 48 CABLE MANAGEMENT SUMMARY OF TODAY’S CABLE-MANAGEMENT OPTIONS 110 GEARMOTOTRS An overview of GEARMOTORS MOTION SYSTEMS; EVOLUTIONARY CHANGE…and then some EACH year, the Design World motion editors prepare this special Motion Systems Handbook aiming to give our readers an overview of the basics of
Low-cost desktop 3D printers may not have application in the home, but that does not mean they cannot be suitable elsewhere. The education market has been a successful one for these printers. And some professionals use them as well, especially in the early stages of design and prototyping. MakerBot has supported the education market for […]
Thursday, October 13, 2016 2:00pm EST/11:00am PST As an integral part of the Industrial Internet of Things and an increasingly prevalent technology in factory automation, Industrial Ethernet continues to outgrow fieldbus as the dominant communications platform of the factory floor. The benefits of Industrial Ethernet over other types of control architecture are numerous.
In this issue: 26 DESIGN NOTES: Eyes in the sky: Mapping disasters 60 MOTION CONTROL: Motor manufacturers design motors for food and beverage applications that dramatically improve safety. 78 LINEAR MOTION: Linear motors compete with technologies that output high forces. 114 FASTENING & JOINING: Surface mount spacers simplify installation. Will shifting job roles make
It should be no surprise that IoT is a hot topic on the IMTS 2016 show floor. Whether a company is using it, plans on using it, or wishes they were using it better, it’s a part of nearly every conversation at some point. For Opto 22, IoT is a big part of the company’s
by Leland Teschler, Executive Editor Much has been written about the innumeracy of the general populace. An inability to grasp the meaning of numbers leads to a variety of bad outcomes that include a predilection to be hoodwinked by junk science and financial scams. An even more pernicious outcome of an inability to understand simple
Staff Report Will a fight break out over who’s responsible for securing data? Maybe. Will companies start taking security seriously? Not sure. Will design engineers need to address security before corporate management? A key component of the Internet of Things (IoT) and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is the cloud; that group of services
by Leon M. Attarian, PennEngineering Switching to surface mount spacers reduces hardware requirements and simplifies installation. Application challenge: One of Penn Engineering’s manufacturing customers was constantly experiencing production delays for an application where printed circuit boards were mounted to daughter boards in a line card for optical fiber telecom equipment. Line cards are modular electronic
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 2:00pm EDT/11:00am PDT It’s not just a matter of plug and play when using a metal additive manufacturing machine. Improper use can lead to injury or worse. These tips will help ensure you are working safely with your 3d printing system. What you will learn How to handle material safely
Innova Engineering recently opened a new Research and Development facility in Santa Ana, California. The new facility allows for an expansion of capabilities and services offered by the engineering firm. With over 22 years of experience in the product development industry, Innova Engineering supports manufacturers in the medical, aerospace, automotive and consumer product industries, utilizing computer simulation
Yaskawa Motoman recently collaborated with Mayo Medical Laboratories, Rochester, Minn., to implement a state-of-the-industry specimen automation system. The laboratory handles tens of thousands of patient vials every day from more than 3,000 tests across the full spectrum of clinical laboratory subspecialties. Laboratory leadership wanted to continue to improve turn-around time from when specimens are received
Weidmuller introduced the new MultiMark, a thermal transfer printer marking system with an innovative capability to meet a full range of customers’ labelling requirements for control cabinets or equipment build settings. The new all-in-one printer marking system incorporates a new range of marking solutions that would normally require several different printing devices. The MultiMark printer
Advantech announces the release of its IDS31 industrial touch monitor series with flexible mechanical design. While many products developed for the commercial field do not feature many of the elements needed in the industrial field, namely ruggedness, long life, and extended availability, Advantech’s IDS31 series meet that need. Ranging from 7” to 32” in both
Weidmuller announces the release of the newest addition to their award-winning u-remote distributed I/O module line-up – the u-remote Safe Power-feed Modules. Unique to the market today, these compact safety modules feature integrated functionality to safely switch off power to all modules that are within a safety segment, eliminating the need for a safety controller.
Advantech’s IIoT Automation Group announces the launch of the MIC-7500, a compact modular inter-process communication (IPC) platform along with Advantech’s innovative optional expansion i-modules. The MIC-7500 is an industrial-grade platform equipped with a 6th generation Intel Core i processor, widely employed for factory and machine automation. Advantech’s i-modules are designed to be integrated with the